Change of CFO in Norsk Hydro ASA

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OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - Eivind Kallevik has been appointed ExecutiveVice President and Chief FinancialOfficer for Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA. The appointment ofKallevik, currently head of Finance in Hydro's Bauxite & Alumina businessarea,will become effective from February 15, 2013.

"Kallevik has broad operational and strategic experience from Hydro'sentirevalue chain, giving him a solid platform for the job as Hydro's CFO," saysHydroPresident and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg. "Following two years inBrazil,Kallevik has acquired first-hand experience and in-depth understanding ofthestrategically important Bauxite & Alumina business area."

Kallevik holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from theUniversityof San Francisco. He has worked in Hydro since 1998 in a variety of seniorpositions in the corporate center and in business areas along the valuechain,in Norway and internationally. His Hydro career includes core positionswithinthe finance area, including corporate accounting, financial reporting,performance management and treasury.

He will replace EVP and CFO Jørgen C. Arentz Rostrup, who will leaveHydro topursue other opportunities.

"Rostrup, after serving in a numerous key positions throughout the company,hasdone a tremendous job in a critical transformation phase for Hydro, whenthecompany has executed two major transactions - the Vale bauxite and aluminaacquisition in 2011 and the planned Sapa joint venture, expected to closeinfirst half 2013. He has been a driving force behind impressively effectiveimprovement programs, which have provided the company with a solid platformforthe future," Brandtzæg says.

"After 22 years in Hydro, I have had a very interesting career covering theoil,gas and power sectors, as well as aluminium, within commercial, operationalandfinancial areas," Rostrup says. "I am leaving Hydro, a strong company withgreatcolleagues, in order to take on new opportunities."

Kallevik will join Hydro's Corporate Management Board at the same time ashetakes over as CFO.

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